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Welcome to Oil Sands Technology. On this site you will find information on the technical aspects of oil sands mining through our technical articles and reviews. Topics covered include oil sands tailings, reclamation, health and safety, and mine roads. You can also browse through our related technology sites for more information such as environmental aspects of mining, mine geology, and mining law and policy.

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Suncor Energy tests use of radio waves instead of water at oil sands
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Suncor Energy (TSX, NYSE:SU), Canada's largest oil and gas producer, is looking to replace high-pressure steam used to extract bitumen from oil sands with radio waves and so increase current environmental and energy efficiencies. read more »
The Oil Sands Market Report 2015-2025 Updated Oil Price with Scenario Forecasts for CAPEX, OPEX & Production
Monday, July 06, 2015
The oil sands market will experience a dramatic downturn in 2015 as the impact of the oil price fall impacts upon project economics and company budgets. An almost equally significant decline will be seen in 2018 as the last under-construction oil sands mining and upgrading projects are completed. read more »
Producing Fuel From Canada Oil Sands Emits More Carbon Than From US Crude
Wednesday, July 01, 2015
The production of petroleum from Canada's oil sands is on the rise with much of it destined for U.S. refineries. Scientists report in the ACS journal Environmental Science & Technology that current oil sands production of fuels from "well-to-wheels" releases about 20 percent more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere than making gasoline and diesel from conventional crudes. read more »
GE and Suncor Energy announce new investments toward improving environmental performance in Alberta's oil sands
Tuesday, July 08, 2014
GE and Suncor Energy announced today the signing of two agreements which provide the opportunity for an investment of up to approximately $18 million. These agreements, involving other members from Canada's Oil Sands Innovation Alliance (COSIA), are expected to enable the development of new technologies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and water usage in the oil sands. read more »
Canadian oil sands economic impact highly overrated: poll
Friday, July 04, 2014
Most Canadians overvalue the contribution the oil sands industry make to the country’s economy, finding it hard to believe it only contributes 2% to Canada’s total Gross domestic Product (GDP), results of a recent poll published Friday show. read more »
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